Has Alcohol Sensing Technology Gone Too Far?
As the federal government uses our tax dollars to further develop this technology, automobile manufacturers are already funding the campaign for universal interlocks by partnering with MADD and NHTSA and putting millions toward the research and development of the universal interlock technology. NHTSA says these alcohol detection devices could be ready for commercial use in just five years. Many believe that the $5 million in funding over two years should have been stripped from the bill because it uses taxpayers dollars to fund something they’re not going to want in their cars anyway. And car buyers will be nonplussed to find out that these devices could add $400 to the cost of each new vehicle.
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